January 3, 2019
December 28, 2018
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, Senator Barau Jibrin, who moved a motion on the strike at the plenary on Wednesday, blamed the Federal Government for not implementing the agreements it reached with ASUU.
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Seconding the motion, Senator Shehu Sani said ASUU strike was a national problem.
Sani said, “The issues raised by ASUU are important. The Federal Government needs to fund public universities. The issues raised by ASUU are in the best interest of education in Nigeria and our young people. Our universities need adequate funding and adequate attention.”
Saraki said, “Apart from calling off the strike, it is important for the Federal Government to honour the agreements they have reached with ASUU as soon as possible, so that this matter can be resolved. ASUU should also bear in mind the interest of all Nigerians and ensure that they find an amicable solution to this.”
Jibrin also called on the Federal Government to resolve its problems with ASUU.
He said, “The Senate further notes that in the true spirit of its good intention towards ASUU, the Federal Government in the last two days promised the release of N20bn to the union, conscious of the disruptive consequences of another ASUU strike on the nation’s education and the need to safeguard the educational progress of our university students.